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Industrial Education Foundation kicks off 2014 fund drive

Oct. 1, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.

Members of the Industrial Education Foundation board are, seated from left, Blaine Warzecha, Lisa Gabrysch, Jessica Heller, Brittany Rozsypal, Elizabeth Reed, Devon White, Sara Perry and Dan Martino; and standing from left are Gary Thedford, Clay Van Pelt, Paul Littlefield, Michael Maraggia, Jason Hayden, Tony Williams, Delano Kinsfather, David Storz and Ken Richter. Not pictured are  John Zacek, Gayle Roome and Heather Brown.

The Industrial Education Foundation board of directors will host a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Industrial High School Auditorium in Vanderbilt as part of its official kickoff to begin this year's annual fund drive.

The foundation is inviting anyone wanting more information about the Industrial Education Foundation or those interested in learning how to support the efforts of Industrial Independent School District to attend.

The foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization created for the benefit of the school district and provides funding not allocated by tax dollars.

In order to accept such donations, many school districts across Texas have created nonprofit entities such as the IEF so that donors can take advantage of existing tax laws.

"The Industrial Education Foundation awarded grants in excess of $30,000 earlier this year to 31 teachers' projects in the school district," said president Dan Martino.

To find out more about IEF or to inquire about becoming an investor, contact the Industrial ISD administration office at 361-284-3226, option 6, or one of the board members directly.

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